Originally Posted by Lestat_d
Question: Once the retailer drops the FPS to <400 levels, doesn't it become a replica again -- and we are at risk of seizure for possessing; or is it just the importing of replica's thats prohibited?
You have a car.
It is fully working and therefore classified as a car.
You take the wheels off, but the change is not permanent, so it's still classified as a car. You can always put the wheels back on.
You run your car over with a steamroller; it can no longer ever work as a car again, so it's no longer classified as a car.
Does that help? I'm not having a good analogy day.